Philo Vance #1: The Benson Murder Case by SS Van Dine (Pocket, 1946)

Title: The Benson Murder Case
Author: SS Van Dine
Imprint & Number: Pocket 333
Cover price: none
Publication date: 1946
Cover artist: Bill Gillies

First in the Philo Vance series, originally published in 1926. The screen adaptation starring William Powell was released in 1930. An especially lurid cover for 1946… bullet hole in the head with eyes wide open.

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